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ABC
Jan 13, 2013 6:00pm PST
stated purpose. >> president barack obama will be sworn into his second term in office a week from tomorrow. he is wasting no time working on big legislation which could define this presidency. working with house democrats on a massive overhaul to the u.s. immigration system. it would allow the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country to pursue citizenship. >>> after months of dropping gas prices are on the rise again. the average price of a gallon of gasoline has gone up one cent in the last week. the national average is now 3.30 a physical. in the bay area, gas is selling for an average of 3.6 a gallon. >> this weekend's cold snap is turning into big business for some. >>> and how long will the cold weather stick around? meteorologist leigh glaser has the forecast. >> mike: the 49ers face the falcons in atlanta next sunday, and shane vereen with a game of his life against the >> residents of a senior housing billing claim they have been without hot water since a week ago thursday. the problem is that town park towers, a 212 unit apartment in son jose for low income senio
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
caucus because they have six seats up next time. >> all of those senators, i showed. >> in states where mr. obama got less than 42% of the votes, the republicans need to control the senate six seats. >> so how hard does he push this, cokie? >> i think he pushes parts of it. the assault weapons ban is obviously a huge problem and that's what most people are pushing back against. although it is interesting with the increased number of women in congress that it might have a better shot than 1994, 29% of republican men voted for the assault weapons ban and almost 70% of republican women. so you could see a difference because of that. but i think that background checks, waiting period, you know, the biggest gun violence is suicide. and to put in a waiting period could help with suicide. >> rick, how do you -- >> so i think you could start to see some movement on those aspects. >> how do you think republicans should play this? >> i think we should stick to our guns and, you know, george reminded me of something i said to him back in '94 when i ran for the senate in pennsylvania. he said, how
ABC
Jan 16, 2013 4:00am PST
every gun purchase. mr. obama will also take action without congress by executive order. new york state, acted even before the federal government, putting in place the toughest gun control laws in the nation. >> this is a comprehensive bill that addresses the full panorama and spectrum of issues that come up. >> reporter: the new york law would block mentally ill patients from buying weapons and require mental health professional to report any patient they deem to be a significant risk or threat. victims of mass shootings want something similar done on a national level. >> mentally ill people with guns. come on. that's a lethal combination. >> reporter: gun rights advocates are vowing to wage war. former attorney general ed meese even raised the possibility of impeaching president obama if his gun measures go too far. john? sunny? >> thank you very much. >>> experts are expressing concern over the mental health provisions of the new york law. they fear people who need help will now avoid getting it if it means their names will be made public. one doctor called the law meaningless. and s
ABC
Jan 15, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> our time is 5:04. president obama is reviewing proposals from vice president biden's gun violence task force while in new york state they will enact the most restrictive gun legislation in the country. we are live in washington, dc, with the latest from our reporter. >> good morning, president obama said he is not going to worry about the politics of gun control but will worry about what makes sense. some of the major proposals will need congressional approval. >> president obama will unveil the plan for curbing gun violence this woke promising action with or without help from congress. >> i am confident there are steps we can take that do not require legislation and are if my authority as president. >> the president's gun task force identified executive actions he can take but at the top of the list is reinstating the i salt weapons ban and extending background checks for people with purchase firearms at gun show which requires congress to act. >> members of congress have to have a debate and examine their conscience. >> according to a washington post/abc news poll there is overwhelmi
ABC
Jan 13, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >>> president obama's embattled nominee for defense secretary got a strong endorsement today from former secretary of state colin powell. the retired four-star general called chuck hagel "supremely qualified" in his words to be the next secretary of defense. powell and hagel are both vietnam vets and both republicans, but powell had some harsh words for their party saying the gop should take a very hard look at itself. >> there is also a dark -- a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. what do i mean by that? what i mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities. >> powell says he is still a republican but that his party's shift to the right has caused it to lose elections saying it has to change along with the country's population. >>> in india tonight, there is new outrage over a new incident of sexual attack. six men are behind bars tonight. police say a 29-year-old woman was brutally assaulted by a group of men including the driver of a bus on which she was traveling. last month the brutal and ultimately deadly attack against another woman on a bus caused wo
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 11:35pm PST
luther king day, the presidential inauguration celebration as barack obama begins his second term as president of the united states in washington, d.c. they'll have parades, they'll have entertainment, they have music from beyonce, stevie wonder, queen latifah, movie stars like kirsten dunst, alfre woodard, queen latifah. they have to do it on sunday, because legally it has to take place on january 20th. but i have a feeling most people will be too focused on football and honey boo boo to watch any of it. in general, more people claim they watch things like the presidential inauguration than actually do. in fact, we sent a camera on to hollywood boulevard today. we asked people what they thought of the inauguration, even though it hasn't happened yet. and again, this is an event that will take place days from now. so there's no way they could possibly have an opinion on it, but that didn't stop people from having them on tonight's edition of "lie witness news." >> what did you think of the inauguration yesterday? >> it was awesome. it was a real part of history. it was really nice
ABC
Jan 18, 2013 4:00am PST
proposals wednesday, mr. obama is pressuring congress with a new online petition. it seeks support for universal background checks and other reforms. one virginia state lawmaker went dramatic. brandishing an ak-47 yesterday, while urging a support for a ban on assault weapons. it was unloaded. and his bill was defeated. >>> washington gearing up for a full weekend of inaugural events. security has been cranking up as practice for all of the major happenings take place tomorrow. mr. obama, vice president biden and their wives taking part in service events across washington. they will be sworn up on sunday, before monday's ceremonial swearing in at the capitol. >>> a scare for an alaskan airlines flight overnight. fighter jets were scrambled after reports of a possible hijacking. those jets escorted the 737 to sea-tac airport. someone called the honolulu office. >>> across the country at miami's airport, two massive airliners clipping each other at the gate, damaging both planes. an airbus arriving from argentina, touched the 777 leaving for paris. none of the 600 people onboard thos
ABC
Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
>>> president obama insists he will not negotiate with white house rinz over the debt keeling and says the full faith and credit of the united states will not be a bargaining chip. abc 7 news mark matthews is here with the challenge that the president is facing on this. >> the president says concept understand.jjw that is not what we found and the challenge facing the president is one that he began to address this morning. president told reporters raising the debt keeling is not a question of more spending. >> it allows the country to pay for spending that congress is committed to. >> then, he repeated that. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize us to spend more he said it a half dozen time autos this is about paying your bills. debt... >> social security checks and veteran benefits will be delayed. we might not able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owner autos house republicans say it's about spending. they want cuts for every dollar the debt ceiling is raised. >> the president said he will negotiate spending cuts. >> the full faith and credit of the united
ABC
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
says oakland is in ongoing state of emergency but the mayor is thousands of miles away. according to the "san francisco chronicle" the mayor is in washington, dc, to attend the president obama's inauguration. while there she will make an appearance at conference of mayors look with san francisco mayor. a spokesman said the mayor will meet with officials to explore how oakland can get help on the crime problem. >> 17-year-old boy escaped juvenile detention center in contra costa and residents near the facility near the buy's ranch are told to look out for the teen who has brown hair and brown eyes and stands 6' tall and weighs 165 pounds. >> police say a broken streetlight could have been a factor in a crash involving a truck and two children riding their bicycles. we were over the scene moments after the accident yesterday evening. the children went to the hospital and are expected to be okay. the truck driver was cooperating with police and has not been charged. >> traffic and weather together are next on the abc7 morning news and a live look at the embarcardero looking good ther
ABC
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
the president of the united states of america. ladies and gentlemen, president barack obama. >> thank you. thank you. thank you so much. thank you, everybody. please, please have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. let me begin by thanking our vice president joe biden. for your dedication, joe, to this issue, for bringing so many different voices to the table. because while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn't be a divisive one. over the month since the tragedy in newtown, we've heard from so many and obviously, none have affected us more than the families of those gorgeous children and their teachers and guardians who were lost and so we're grateful to all of you for taking the time to be here and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again. but we also heard from some unexpected people. in particular, i started getting a lot of letters from kids. four of them are here today. grant fritz, julia stokes and tajia goode. they're representative of some of the messages that i
ABC
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
demonstrations you see here in the streets. >>> meanwhile, here, president obama is expected to announce his plan to reduce gun violence as early as today. but many states are not waiting. last night, the republican-controlled senate in new york approved what's being called the toughest gun restrictions in the country, including a full ban on assault weapons and ammunition clips that hold more than seven rounds. and new background checks to keep guns away from the mentally ill. >>> and parents, before you write that next check for college tuition, you might want to take a listen to this. a new study finds that the more money parents give to their children for college, the lower their grades are. apparently, getting a blank check leaves many students feeling less motivated. hmm. students getting money from mom and dad, are more likely to graduate. >> that's awesome. >> that is. >>> and a bizarre one here. police in sweden are trying to figure out why a cleaning lady tried to steal this commuter train. >> what? >> she commandeered, it was an empty train. moments later, she crashed it into an apartm
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
in the state to enforce new gun laws. in mississippi, the governor had a similar idea, urging the legislature to prohibit the enforcement of any federal laws obama could get passed. >> i support the current laws. i don't think we need to change anything at all. >> reporter: the ferocity of the opposition does not surprise the white house. it's been nearly two decades since any new gun laws have been passed. >> we suffered too much pain and we care too much about our children to allow this to continue. >> reporter: ban on assault weapons and require background checks on all gun sales are things the nra is adamantly opposed to and vows to fight. >> there's people that care deeply about their second amendment rights and are not going to vote for politicians who sell them out. >> reporter: in recent polls, a significant majority of the public supports each of the major elements of the president's plan. that's why the white house plans to launch an all-out public campaign to support it, tapping into that grassroots network that helped the president win re-election. george? >> they're going to need
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